Newsletter February 19th 2014

Realtime Register is preparing to sign the new ICANN contract. This contract is also referred to as the “ICANN 2013 RAA”. This e-mail highlights the upcoming changes.

A.  Validation of registered domain name holders for gTLD’s
Realtime Register is required to validate the registered domain name holder in the following instances:

•  after domain name registration
•  before domain transfer
•  before a contact update.

This will lead to a higher accuracy level of WHOIS data and will be done through automatic verification e-mails to your customers that will be send in your name and under your brand.

B.  Brandable verification e-mails through ‘Labels’
In a next release “Labels” will be introduced as a replacement of your current public profile and an improved brandable service.

Each registrants contact handle will be connected to a particular label. This will enable you to promote your company with multiple identities. With the labels you can completely brand all e-mail communication, including ERRP e-mails.

C.  Restore and renew pricing at web site of reseller
Resulting from the RAA2013, resellers must publish renew and restore prices on their web sites. Realtime Register is responsible to check if the reseller is in compliance. Please prepare your website accordingly before May 2014.

D.  DNSSEC
Realtime Register will offer DNSSEC in the near future in order to be compliant with the new contract. DNSSEC is optional for you to use. Additional information about how to implement DNSSEC will follow soon.

Schedule of news about upcoming changes
Because of the changes in procedures we will inform you frequently in the coming period. We will make more information available as soon as possible.

The schedule below is an overview of the items we will inform you about.

March
•   Details about DNSSEC, ERRP and labels
•   Details about Restore and Renew Policy pricing for registered name holder

April
•   New Realtime Register contract and addenda
•   Validation of registered domain name holder
•   Details about changes of registration, transfer and update contact handle process
•   Privacy Protect requirements and policy

May
•   Release dates Changes
•   Details about new gTLD’s

Please note; the exact moment we will inform you about the issues mentioned above may change. Check our blog, twitter account and the Domain Manager for updates.

Newsletter February 4 2014

Sales promotion for .INFO
Starting February 4, the prices for .info creates are reduced for our reselling customers. Make use of this great sales opportunity; create your own offer for your customers and increase your sales. This special Realtime Register price reduction for .info ends on June 30th 2014.

The .info TLD is a valuable cross sell option; in most cases your customer’s desired domain name is still available for .info.

Please note; the price reduction is for new domain creates only, renewals and transfers are at your regular price.

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Price change for .NET
VeriSign, the registry for the .net TLD, recently announced a price increase. Because of this price increase, Realtime Register will change the .net prices effective March 1, 2014. The effect for your prices specifically, has been / will be sent to the admin e-mail address of your account.

Price change for .BE
DNSBE, the registry for the country code .be TLD, recently announced a price increase. Because of this price increase, Realtime Register will change the .net prices effective March 1, 2014. The price increase at Realtime Register will be EUR 0.60 fixed. The effect for your prices specifically, has been / will be sent to the admin e-mail address of your account.

Price change .CH &. LI
Switch, the registry for the country codes .ch and .li TLDs, recently announced a price decrease. Because of this price decrease, Realtime Register will change the .ch and .li prices effective March 1, 2014. The effect for your prices specifically, has been / will be sent to the admin e-mail address of your account.